I’m always looking for ideas for making ornaments for my trees. If your looking for a low cost and easy ornament then this diy is for you.
The supplies you will need:
1. Clothespins ( I am using 2 different sized clothespins from Walmart.
2. Paint or stain if your choice
3. Glue ( I am using gorilla wood glue and wood glue for my glue gun)
4. Drill (this is only if you want to drill a hole for hanging)
6. Paint brush
7. Elmer’s glue and glitter ( I’m using mica flakes)
Your first step is to take apart your clothes pins. I will be using 8 large clothespins and 8 small clothespins for each snowflake.
Once you have all your pieces apart I then glued my big pieces together. If your painting them you can glue your two pieces together and then paint . I also stained a few and I stained my pieces before gluing together. You can do this either way. You should have 16 big pieces and you will be gluing 2 pieces together to form 8 pieces for your outer part of the snowflake.
Before gluing my 8 pieces together I drilled a hole in one. This is where I will put some twine to hang the snowflake.
Now you need to start gluing forming the outside of your snowflake.
You will just glue all your pieces together at the center.
You will do the same process for the center part of your snowflake. This time instead of gluing your pieces all at the center you will place the glue on backside of piece and glue down to your outer piece of snowflake.
Your snowflake is now complete and you can add glitter or bling. I placed Elmer’s glue over the top part of my snowflake and added mica flakes. The other snowflake I just hit glued a bling embellishment to front.
These are so easy to make and you can get creative and make them all unique. Below are some photos of the items I used.
Barb, for once I knew when you were coming on to do the live tutorial on these clothes pin angels and could not find you.
I don’t understand how to click on to find the live shots. Sometimes I turn on fb and catch you live but went to everything I could think of yesterday and could not find this live.
I have Parkinson’s. My husband in remission with cancer. He had his whole side of his head rebuilt. This has been almost three years. In couple weeks he needs knee replacement. I need East inexpensive projects ty so much. Any idea no drill for hole what I can do? Pls and ty
This is very pretty it’s rustic shabby so fits right in with all your shabby decor. I love all that you do. Heading out in but for cones to do couple trees. Thank you for being you. Mary in Florida..💕🌹👏
So darn cute and easy love
I happen to have bunch large ones
Now go find smaller ones
I think get started now
So have ready
I have so many projects going LOL
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I love love love these going to give em a try. I love all your ideas. thanks for sharing
I think I want to try to make some of these.
Can you use plastic cloths pins instead of the wood? Do you think it would look ok?
I love that you show pictures of the supplies you are using. This snowflake is beautiful.
The Dollar Tree stocked up this morning with clothespins, 36 units for $1.00.
Barbara i love your style and crafts. Love this snowflake ornament. It’s so cute. I love trees too. In any shape form or fashion. Your very talented
Where did you get the mica flakes?
I just love all your crafts makes my day when I see you you make me smile so much
The dollar general has 200 clothespins for $2.
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Another idea would be I glue or decoupage a small picture of your family members in the middle.